The wait is finally over as the new Nexus 7 2013 edition has been shipped to various location apart from the US and Canada. The slate is now available for purchase in the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Japan. Also, this is just the start and the company plans on rolling out its tablet to a wider audience globally with places like Australia, India and South Korea next on the list.
The arrival of the 2013 Nexus 7 in the UK was made known earlier this month by Asus, the manufacturer of the slate. According to a post on Phandroid, the device has been made available through the Google Play store. While the slate has received much praise since its launch, not everything has gone smoothly. A couple of issues with the GPS and multi-touch input managed to crop up earlier this month. Nevertheless, the company has fixed them through a new software update.
The new Nexus 7 is bestowed with beefier specifications. There’s 2GB of RAM, a quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro SOC, Adreno 320 graphics, a front-facing webcam and for the first time, a rear-facing 5MP camera with 1080p FHD video recording. The slate also packs a nearly-4000mAh battery and runs Android 4.3.
For this revision of the Nexus 7, the company has scrapped off the idea of an 8GB model and has made the tablet available in options of 16GB and 32GB for £199.99 and £239.99, respectively. O2 has announced that it will offer the 16GB Wi-Fi version for £249.99 through its retail stores soon, while the 4G LTE variant can currently be pre-ordered for £319.99. A free premium case worth £29.99 is being bundled with the cellular model.